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15 Day Plant-Based Chef Certification Holiday in Nosara, Costa Rica

Indigo Bliss Villa, Nosara, Costa Rica

Plant Based Culinary Course Beachfront in Costa Rica

Live Pure Culinary Institute offers world-class plant-based culinary arts education. They teach students from across the globe from their Costa Rica headquarters. Upon graduation, students go on to exciting careers in the Culinary Arts worldwide.

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Heather & Hannah
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  • Daily culinary and food preparation class
  • Chef certification, course materials, and course diploma
  • Superfood snacks, organic juices, smoothies, and tonics
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily plant-based meals


14 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
Airport transfer included: Nosara Airport
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  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

The course is held at a luxury private villa in Nosara in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The villa is American-owned and operated. It is a magical setting with stunning ocean views, great lighting, and wonderful sunsets. The villa has an ocean view, a pool, and a yoga terrace. This location is really amazing.

The villa offers complimentary wireless service, lounge areas, air conditioning, and ceiling fans in every bedroom. Their private driver offers a complimentary airport transport shuttle for their students from Liberia International Airport or Nosara Regional Airport.


Week 1 - Basic Certification

Immerse yourself in a plant-based raw lifestyle and study the power of superfoods and whole food nutrition. Learn the skills to be a healthy home chef or to start a creative new career in culinary arts and holistic wellness education. 

Classes Include:

  • Knife skills and chef skills
  • The art of flavor balancing
  • Healing herbs spices from around the world
  • Culinary superfoods
  • Soaking and sprouting
  • Cultured and fermented foods
  • Detoxification and ph
  • The art of teaching and presentation
  • Intro to raw desserts
  • Intro to raw gourmet

Week 2 - Advanced Certification

Explore advanced culinary themes and develop your unique style as a chef and educator. Master the art of flavor balancing, menu design, presentation, plating, raw desserts, and gourmet raw cuisine.

Classes Include:

  • Superfood raw chocolates
  • Gourmet raw desserts
  • Food plating and presentation
  • Advanced flavor balancing
  • Ethic flavors
  • A taste of Italy
  • A taste of Asia
  • Healing herbal soups and adaptogens
  • Raw food and essential oils that heal
  • Menu planning

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Superfood breakfast with juices, smoothies, coffee, and tea
  • Culinary demos, classes, and food preparation
  • *Lunch with ocean view
  • Free time to relax by the pool and enjoy the beach
  • Culinary demos, classes, and food preparation
  • Sunset dinner
  • Free time and culinary projects


Heather Hobbs

Hannah Kreamer


During this retreat, you will stay in a luxury private villa in Nosara in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is 90 minutes from the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) and 10 minutes from Nosara Airport (NOB).

Harmony Yoga School is housed in a stunning, spacious villa, cooled by the sea breeze, offering beautiful ocean views and an ocean view pool. It is a short 5-minute walk tropical walk to Playa Guiones on the Pacific Ocean; a three-mile white sand beach that is perfect for walking, swimming, sunbathing, and golden sunsets. The pristine nature, tropical climate, and healing energy of the area create an idyllic environment for a transformative and deeply nurturing retreat experience.

Nosara, Costa Rica, is known for its spectacular scenery, healthy holistic lifestyle, and an international community that gives the region a vibrantly creative and peaceful atmosphere. It is located in one of the world’s Blue Zones; an area where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being. While visiting Harmony Yoga School you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy, because of the rich subtropical environment and the laid back lifestyle.



  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Steam room
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Meditation garden
  • Yoga studio


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library


You will be served with gourmet raw vegan cuisine, 3 plant-based meals a day using organic, local produce. All meals, juices, and snacks are included. Food is prepared during the course.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Raw food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Go to the beach
  • Swim at the pool
  • Day trip to Nosara town
  • Day trip to San Juanillo Beach
  • Surf lessons
  • SUP tour
  • Massage
  • Shopping

What's included

  • 14 nights of boutique ocean view accommodation
  • Airport transfer from Nosara Airport or Liberia International Airport
  • 3 plant-based meals a day using organic, local produce
  • Superfood snacks, organic juices, smoothies, and tonics
  • Daily culinary classes and food preparation classes
  • Proprietary LIVE PURE course manual and recipe book
  • Chef certification, course materials, and course diploma
  • Professional development and business building workshops

What's not included

  • International airfare
  • Spa services and massages
  • Everything else not mentioned in inclusions

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book flights to Liberia's Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) or Nosara Regional Airport (NOB). There are direct flights from many major cities worldwide from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport.

One complimentary shuttle from the airport to the villa on arrival day and one complimentary shuttle from the villa to the airport on departure day is included. Arrival shuttle departs Liberia Airport at 2 p.m. and departure shuttle departs at 9:00 a.m.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Nosara Airport Airport transfer included: Nosara Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 21% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Saturday July 31, 2021
Departure: Saturday August 14, 2021

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